I challange the status quo as much as anyone, but when an issue like sexuality comes up, I think all questions that at least are not presented in an offensive manor can and should be tolerated. As a straight male, I don't even know close to anything in reality on sexuality. On other thad though, I understand homosexuality, have no problems with it, and am more than content accepting "who you are, is who you are". I'm not going to think you are a bad person, just because you are gay. Maybe Daryl seriously cannot understand how, or why someone would want to be gay. There is nothing wrong with that, and again, just because it has been discussed a number of times, does not mean that he should "understand" it as well as say you and I do.
Can you imagine a slew of posts by the queens going "Ohh why a are you straight? I don't understand it?".
No, only because being gay, is a break from what is considered "normal". I imagine that there would be plenty of flames from those insecure about their manhood, and feel the need to prove it. So yes, you have a good point here, but circumstance comes into play here.
Or "Why are you christian?" or the latest grab bag of offensiveness "What is wrong with Islam?".
Add ohh thats offensive: "Rabbis' molest young boys..." Could you imgaine the uproar? (Nope some of the Rabbis are happy to see Palestinian children slaugtered like expendable nappies and are proud of it.. yeah OK)
The first part, why are you "Christian" ect, is nothing more than a simple question that would appear not to have flame intent. The second part is something posted out of ignorance, and that is clear. Surely you are smart enough to be able to sift through something that simple? Oh, and what about the posts/threads about the Catholic Priests molesting young boys on here when that was in the main stream media?
I've read and watched people on these forums totally demoralise and demean gay's and lesbians with derogatory comments and jokes not to mention *I won't say what I think*. I won't say how gutless that is. The same sort of people that refer to the Chinese as *chicoms* which I find also offensive.
You are right. There is no doubt that the comments gays have received on here, many are uncalled for, said out of ignorance, hatred, stupidity, ect. But is it because of this, that you are unable to be tolerant of a simple question as posed by Daryl?